crow's-nest

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Related to crow's-nests: crow's feet

crow's-nest

(krōz′nĕst′)
n.
1. A small lookout platform with a protective railing, located near the top of a ship's mast or superstructure.
2. A similar lookout platform located ashore.

crow's-nest

n
(Nautical Terms) a lookout platform high up on a ship's mast

crow's′-nest`

or crow's′ nest`,



n.
1. a platform or shelter for a lookout high on a ship's mast.
2. any similar platform raised high above the ground, as a station for a traffic officer.
[1595–1605]
Translations

crow's-nest

[ˈkrəʊznest] N (Naut) → cofa f de vigía

crow's-nest

[ˈkrəʊzˌnɛst] n (Naut) → coffa

crow

(krəu) noun
1. the name given to a number of large birds, generally black.
2. the cry of a cock.
verb
1. (past tense crew) to utter the cry of a cock.
2. to utter a cry of delight etc. The baby crowed with happiness.
ˌcrow's-ˈnest noun
a shelter at the masthead of a ship, used as a lookout post.
References in classic literature ?
Concerning all this, it is much to be deplored that the mast-heads of a southern whale ship are unprovided with those enviable little tents or pulpits, called crow's-nests, in which the lookouts of a Greenland whaler are protected from the inclement weather of the frozen seas.